Oregon National Guard Assist Firefight

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon National Guard provided assistance with the Douglas Complex earlier this month; now, they’re assisting fire-fighting efforts near The Dalles. Oregon Military Department says the Oregon National Guard is providing assets to support the fire-fighting efforts at the Government Flats Complex Fire, located approximately six miles southwest of The Dalles. The … Continue reading »

New Leader for Oregon National Guard

OREGON — Oregon is getting a new leader for the state’s National Guard. Governor John Kitzhaber announced yesterday Brigadier General Daniel Hokanson will be the next Adjutant General. Hokanson served in Iraq and Afghanistan before joining the Oregon National Guard. Hokanson has commanded nearly 100 air-rescue and firefighting missions throughout the Pacific Northwest and is … Continue reading »

Local Troops Awaiting Orders

MERLIN, Ore. – They have their initial orders. Now for Oregon National Guard troops, all they can do is train and wait. Since receiving word that they need to train for a possible mission to Afghanistan in 2014, local troops said the only thing that will change is an increased amount of training. They said … Continue reading »

Oregon Troops Prepare For Mission

ASHLAND, Ore. – Oregon National Guard troops may soon be getting the call to return to the Middle East. Guard members have been given a “notification of sourcing,” which means they need to start preparing for possible security missions in Afghanistan in 2014. An Oregon Army National Guard spokesman said it does not necessarily mean … Continue reading »

Training Center Opened At Kingsley Field

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – State, federal and local dignitaries were at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls Tuesday morning to cut the ribbon on a new $6million training facility. Oregon Second District Congressman Greg Walden and the head of the Oregon National Guard took the scissors to cut the ribbon on the joint Armed Forces Reserve … Continue reading »

Oregon Guardsman Home For Christmas

By Bryan Navarro MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s a Christmas homecoming. A National Guardsman is home in time for Christmas after almost half a year serving overseas. On one of the busiest travel days of the year, at least one local serviceman is home for the holidays. Airports see it all the time, people waving hello … Continue reading »